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Chandrayaan-2

GSLV Mk III

Indian Space Research Organization

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Chandrayaan-2

Type: Lunar Exploration

Chandrayaan-2 is India’s second mission to the Moon. It consists of an orbiter, lander and rover. After reaching the 100 km lunar orbit, the lander housing the rover will separate from the orbiter. After a controlled descent, the lander will perform a soft landing on the lunar surface at a specified site and deploy the rover. Six-wheeled rover weighs around 20 kg and will operate on solar power. It will move around the landing site, performing lunar surface chemical analysis and relaying data back to Earth through the orbiter. The lander will be collecting data on Moon-quakes, thermal properties of the lunar surface, the density and variation of lunar surface plasma. The orbiter will be mapping lunar surface. Altogether, Chandrayaan-2 mission will collect scientific information on lunar topography, mineralogy, elemental abundance, lunar exosphere and signatures of hydroxyl and water-ice.

Location

Satish Dhawan Space Centre Second Launch Pad

Sriharikota, Republic of India

81 rockets have launched from Sriharikota, Republic of India.

Satish Dhawan Space Centre Second Launch Pad, Sriharikota, Republic of India

Rocket

GSLV Mk III – Indian Space Research Organization

Family: GSLV
Length: 43.4 m
Diameter: 4 m
Launch Mass: 629 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 10000 kg

The GSLV Mk III was manufactured by Indian Space Research Organization with the first launch on 2017-06-05. GSLV Mk III has 3 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 3 launches. The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III is a three-stage medium-lift launch vehicle developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It is designed to launch satellites into geostationary orbit, and is intended as a launch vehicle for crewed missions under the Indian Human Spaceflight Programme.

Agency

Indian Space Research Organization

Type: Government
Abbreviation: ISRO
Administration: Chairman: S. Somanath
Founded: 1969
Launchers: PSLV | GSLV
Spacecraft: Gaganyaan
Country: IND

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the space agency of the Government of India headquartered in the city of Bangalore. Its vision is to “harness space technology for national development while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration.”

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